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    Matches/Lighter

    How do you say these? I feel so stupid saying "Литер есть?" when I need a lighter.

    And I thought matches was "Значки", but now I'm not so sure.

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    matches- спИчки
    lighter - зажигАлка
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    Re: Matches/Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Exalangumna
    How do you say these? I feel so stupid saying "Литер есть?" when I need a lighter.

    And I thought matches was "Значки", but now I'm not so sure.


    If you would ask "Литер есть?" most of russians understand it as "Do you have a liter <of vodka>"? . So get ready to be drunk, completly drunk after such a question

    The correct question is:
    "Зажигалка есть?"
    or
    "Есть прикурить?" - if you'd like to light a cigarette.

    Значки = badges, pins
    matches = спички

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenisM
    The correct question is:
    "Зажигалка есть?"
    …while an answer will be “Тебе подарить, что-ль?”

    The correct question is “Извините, у вас зажигалки не найдётся?”

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    I thought liter was Литрь.

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    I thought liter was Литрь
    Actually the correct one is "литр" (один литр, два литра, пять литров, etc.) but there's no word as литер in Russian so once you tell so everyone would think you mean литр 'cause it's nothing more to think of...

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